Prior to the 2010 Short Track Draft on Speed51, you could have bet the farm that a 14-year-old from Dawsonville, Georgia would be selected as the number-one pick.  And you would have been correct.  That year, current NASCAR Cup Series star Chase Elliott become the youngest top selection in Short Track Draft history.   Leading […]

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This weekend, hundreds of football players who have trained their entire lives will have their dreams fulfilled as they are announced as draft picks in the National Football League. Similarly, Speed51 will be announcing the selections for its annual Short Track Draft starting next Thursday.   The 2020 Short Track Draft will begin with a first-ever […]

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Each year, Speed51 hosts the Short Track Draft, evaluating the top short track racing prospects in North America and determining who is the number-one pick each spring.  More than 100 industry experts will submit their ballots in the coming days, sharing the young racers they would choose to build a race team around.   Several […]

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The Short Track Draft has become a spring tradition at Speed51, as a panel of industry experts breaks down the brightest young stars in racing and evaluates their ability to reach the upper levels of NASCAR.  For the first time in its 17-year existence, the Short Track Draft Selection Show will be streamed live on […]

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Since 2004, Speed51 has hosted the Short Track Draft.  The Short Track Draft has annually crowned the top prospects in short track racing across North America, and some of the biggest stars in NASCAR started their careers as top draft picks.   We now take a look at the history of the number-one pick in […]

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Each year, Speed51’s Short Track Draft analyzes hundreds of racing prospects to determine the most promising future stars of NASCAR.  This year’s ballot features more than 350 prospects, across all forms of short track racing in North America.   However, ranking those 350 prospects for the final draft result isn’t a simple process.  It involves […]

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On Wednesday, Speed51 opened fan voting for the 2020 Short Track Draft.  Short track racing fans visited Speed51’s Five Star Bodies Facebook Feed and shared who they would select if they had just one up-and-coming driver to build their team around.   After receiving submissions for 24 hours, the field has been narrowed to the […]

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Like the upcoming NFL Draft, the Short Track Draft on Speed51 has eligibility requirements. Although it is possible for a short track racer to be selected on more than one occasion, there are certain requirements that they must meet to be eligible each year. If they don’t meet those requirements, they are removed from the […]

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While up-and-coming racers aspire to reach the NASCAR Cup Series, they hone their craft on short tracks across North America.  Since 2004, the Short Track Draft on Speed51 has ranked the top prospects at the short track level.   Voting will begin shortly for the 2020 Short Track Draft, and the ballot of eligible drivers […]

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With voting for the 2018 Speed51 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes now underway, we decided to take a look back at the very first draft in 2004.   Do you know who was selected first in that draft to become the first ever number-one pick in the Speed51.com Short Track Draft? It was […]

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